Thorin gives a mithril coat to Bilbo
Event Type: Artifacts
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Date: November 3, 2941
An event in the Quest of Erebor; see that entry for an overview:
Now the dwarves took down mail and weapons from the walls, and armed themselves. ...Notes
'Mr. Baggins!' [Thorin] cried. 'Here is the first payment of your reward! Cast off your old coat and put on this!'
With that he put on Bilbo a small coat of mail, wrought for some young elf-prince long ago. It was of silver-steel which the elves call mithril, and with it went a belt of pearls and crystals. A light helm of figured leather, strengthened beneath with hoops of steel, and studded about the brim with white gems, was set upon the hobbit's head.
'I feel magnificent,' he thought; 'but I expect I look rather absurd. How they would laugh on the Hill at home! Still I wish there was a looking-glass handy!'
The Hobbit, Ch 12, Not At Home
The year is canon, but the date is estimated, to match the date of the event Bilbo explores the Great Hall of Thráin.
Elena Tiriel 3Jul06